My Five Favorite Simple Gardening Tips

I'm sharing my five favorite simple gardening tips and tricks to help your garden flourish including favorite plants, unique containers, favorite garden tools and much more. My friends call me the garden whisperer and it's a title I'll gladly take! When I bought my 1903 house, the yard was an overgrown mess. Over time, I've been turning it into a showstopper that provides privacy as well as color and the best part is … Continue Reading

I’m the Mom of High School Graduates & Self Acceptance

I'm the mom of high school graduates! I'm so proud of my girls and excited for what the future holds for them. My biggest success, hands down, was raising these two caring, smart, beautiful inside and out, and funny young women. To celebrate this milestone, we're hopping on a plane today for a mom/daughter trip to Punta Cana (there are 18 of us)! Looking at the scale (and this picture), I realize I need to lose … Continue Reading

Better than Wallpaper – Hand Painted Mural

I transformed my dining room walls with a hand painted mural. This "faux wallpaper" gives the space a real wow factor.  My dining room has had many different looks (see my dining room through the years HERE) but I have to say, this one takes the cake. I've been on a mission to clear the clutter but living with blank walls wasn't exactly what I had in mind. BEFORE (complete with smoothie, Easter egg garland, and … Continue Reading